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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffMonte B Cowboy Date: Jan 17, 2014 7:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead Liberal Claptrap for Monte

re: going shopping; dumping e-commerce; buying "cheaper throwaway-stuff" that's being produced by slaves working in sweat-shops; 'gonna read that' as Gonorrhea ~d that; spreading malware; “malvertisements”; The Internet is a SICK Place! None of it is secure.
Exclusive: Cybercrime firm says uncovers six active attacks on U.S. merchants
By Jim Finkle | Reuters | BOSTON | Fri Jan 17, 2014 | 3:45pm EST

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/17/us-target-databreach-idUSBREA0G18P20140117

(excerpts from Reuters news article) - A cybercrime firm says it has uncovered at least six ongoing attacks at U.S. merchants whose credit card processing systems are infected with the same type of malicious software used to steal data from Target Corp.

Andrew Komarov, chief executive of the cybersecurity firm IntelCrawler, told Reuters that his company has alerted law enforcement, Visa Inc and intelligence teams at several large banks about the findings. He said payment card data was stolen in the attacks, though he didn't know how much.

IntelCrawler's findings are the latest sign that the cyberattacks disclosed by Target Inc and upscale department store Neiman Marcus are part of a wider assault on U.S. retailer customer data security.

Komarov, an expert on cybercrime who has helped law enforcement investigate previous attacks, told Reuters on Friday that retailers in California and New York were among those compromised by BlackPOS. Reuters was unable to confirm their names.

BlackPOS was developed by a hacker whose nickname is "Ree4" and who is now about 17 years old and living in St. Petersburg, Russia, according to Los Angeles-based IntelCrawler.

The teenager sold the malicious software to cybercriminals who then launched attacks on merchants, said Komarov, who has been monitoring Ree4's activities since March.

BlackPOS is a type of RAM scraper, or memory-parsing software, which enables cybercriminals to grab encrypted data by capturing it when it travels through the live memory of a computer, where it appears in plain text.

It is derived from code that has been floating around underground cybercrime forums since at least 2005 and may be related to malicious software used in attacks as early as 2003, said Shane Shook, an executive with cybersecurity firm Cylance Inc who has helped investigate major breaches at retailers.

It succeeded in evading detection by anti-virus software when it infected the Windows-based point-of-sales terminals at retailers like Target, according to the report that the government privately distributed to merchants on Thursday, which iSIGHT Partners helped prepare.

(Additional reporting by Richard Valdmanis, Lisa Baertlein, Mark Hosenball, David Henry and Megan Davis; Editing by Richard Valdmanis, Chizu Nomiyama and Jonathan Oatis)

re: "BlackPOS RAM scraper malicious software used by cybercriminals that evaded detection by anti-virus software when it infected the Windows-based point-of-sales terminals at retailers"

hmmmmm.... This [Windows] PONZI Scheme is two times bigger than Bernie Madoff's $50 billion scheme, right Bill (and Paul)? Madoff's Ponzi scheme involved hundreds and thousands of poeple, all told. This one involves scores of millions of people, and we're just at the tip of the iceberg.

http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-businessmen/richest-billionaires/bill-gates-net-worth/

"Bill Gates net worth: Bill Gates is an American business magnate, chairman of Microsoft, philanthropist, author, and one of the richest people in the world who has a net worth of $78.2 billion dollars. Gates co-founded the software company Microsoft with Paul Allen, and is known as one of the premiere entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution."

http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-businessmen/richest-billionaires/paul-allen-net-worth/

"Paul Allen net worth: Paul Allen is an American industrialist and the co-founder of Microsoft who has a net worth of $15 billion dollars. Paul Allen co-founded the software company Microsoft with Bill Gates. Allen met Bill Gates at while they were both in high school in Washington state."
carry on, peace, - out

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDupenhagen Moonbat Date: Jan 20, 2014 4:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Limbaugh-approved Neo*conned* Claptrap for bluedevil

E-commerce isn't going anywhere any time soon, because the American people love to line up for fleecing. Here's a fun example: "investor" loses nearly $100,000 on BitCoin mining equipment scam http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/12/06/63499.htm "(manufacturer" takes the cash and runs).

This post was modified by Dupenhagen Moonbat on 2014-01-21 00:34:33

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 20, 2014 5:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Limbaugh-approved Neo*conned* Claptrap for bluedevil

Thanks for the tip of the hat, wag of the finger:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-19/bitcoin-becomes-commodity-in-finland-after-failing-currency-test.html